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Snail Mail, No More (Elizabeth and Tara*Starr #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  1,870 Ratings  ·  141 Reviews
An acclaimed sequel from two of the best-selling children's book authors of all time -- now with an exciting new cover!

Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are best friends living in totally different parts of the country. They used to write letters to each other, but now they're both addicted to e-mail. Now they can share their problems instantly . . . and lately they've needed to do
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published March 1st 2000)
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Dec 17, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Snail Mail No more is about a long distance friendship with Tara Star and Elizabeth. Tara Star is the really popular. Elizabeth is just normal. The setting is in Ohio. I'm not really sure where just I know it is in Ohio. Tara's internal conflict is wither her "friend" Phil. She is wondering if she likes him enough to date him. Elizabeth's is with her mom. Her mom and father are no longer together because of her father. Tara's external conflict is with Elizabeth. She and Elizabeth haven't seen e ...more
Ash R.
Jun 30, 2009 Ash R. rated it it was amazing
This book is about best friends, Elizabeth and Tara Star. They live far away from each other and have to write letters in the mail and have to wait days to get it. It was a slow way to communicate. Then the girls get computers and learn to talk faster there email. Thats how they keep in contact inside of their old, slow, snail mail.

I can make a text to self connection because my best friend doesn't live in New York with me anymore. So we mostly communicate with email, AIM, or phone calls when
Oct 19, 2010 Rachel added it
This book is very ineresting cause, you get to see what each of the characters lives are apart from each other. For,example on of them are having a sibling coming soon. The other character is having problems with her dad. I like how much detail they put into their emails. I read the first book about their letters and I love this one. It shows how they upgraded from letters to emails. It is a really great book for girls to read.
Pooja Dimba
Jun 23, 2009 Pooja Dimba rated it did not like it
Snail Mail No More to me is not a good book. It is about two girls who send emails to each other about school lives and home lives. The schools stuff that they share with each other is totally unrealistic and the two girls (Tara and Elizabeth) sound like college students. But of course this my opinion and my opinion of this book is that it is awful. I suggest you don't read it.
Meghan Frick
Dec 19, 2008 Meghan Frick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book never gets old to me. lol I have read this book ever since elementary school and i love it!!!
i recommend younger children to read it!
i loved the second one as much as the first, and that doesn't happen often!
Jan 30, 2017 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Very sad and interesting at the same time with diffulciulties to over come and obsticles to go around
Sep 17, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
Neat to be able to see how 2 friends grow in their relationship with each other even when one moves away.
Jun 07, 2012 Genesis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book basically talks about two best friends, and there beautiful friendship. Coming from its 1st book P.S longer letter later they were BFF who were mostly known as sisters who were un-replacable & cant be seperated from one another. But Snail Mail No More by Ann M.Martin is the 2nd book. In this book Elizabeth and Tara Star were the main characters. Then came by bad news and one of them had to move away. To her best friend this was a disappointment knowing that they won't be able to se ...more
Autumn Graves
Apr 17, 2008 Autumn Graves rated it it was amazing
This book "Snail Mail No More" is about two best friends named Tara and Elizabeth. The both of them were very different, Tara is alot more ougoing and wild, more of a rule breaker and very into fashion. Elizabeth is very reserved and not too outgoing, and loves to sew, and write poetry. Despite their differences they were best friends and always there for eachother.
They lived by eachother and were the best of friends until Tara had to move. They send letters to eachother for a long time, unti
This was just a fun book I picked up. The title intrigued me, mostly because it saddened me. I love snail mail - I have penpals, participate in postcrossing... I love opening my mailbox and finding things inside. Email has just lots its excitement for me.

I didn't realize when I got it that this book was the second in a series. In the first book, a pair of best friends is split up when one family moves many states away. The story is told as a series of snail mail letters back and forth. Though I
Jennifer Shaffer
I read the book "Snail Mail No More". Its written by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. The book is the Sequel to the book P.S. Longer Letter Later. In that book they wrote the letters back and forth to each other. I thought that was a cool way to write a book. The first book is written all in letters, which was fun too read. This book is written all in Emails which makes it easier for the friends to reply. The times are nearly as spread out. Tara and Elizabeth were best friends, but when Tara mo ...more
Summer Lawrence
Feb 06, 2012 Summer Lawrence rated it really liked it
This book is very relatable . I have been through thit sitation time and time again. In this story Tara moves aways from her bestfriend Elizebeth . They at first write letters but soon find its hard to keep in touch with each other . but they both get computers and set up email accounts and start to email each other daily . They both are having hard times at home with their familys beause Tara's mother and father are hvaing a baby even thought they used to asct like teenagers and Elizebeth deals ...more
Jun 03, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I read so many books so quickly so long ago, I can't remember what they were about anymore. Give me a second.

This one was written in email format. Kind of nice. Kind of annoying as they are like 12 years old? The 2nd book in the series in which I never read the first one (again). The girls live in different towns and are totally different yet best friends. Girl #1 (since I can't remember names) lives with her parents who are having a baby. Girl #2's dad left her family in the first book and is a
Hannah H.
Sep 07, 2015 Hannah H. rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It is a fun and easy read about the importance of friendship. These two girls have been best friends for a long time and they are being separated because one has to move away. This book teaches readers that no matter the distance people can always remain friends. No matter how far apart these girls were they still confided in each other, and were there for each other at the most crucial times. It also teaches about new friendships as well. It shows r ...more
Sara picked this up from the "Free Books/Please Take" rack on the porch of the Mt. Gretna mini-library and I think I started reading it because it fell beneath my hand at the lake when I hadn't brought a book along. I found it surprisingly likeable and readable (why am I such a snob?!). I wouldn't have said it earned its starred review from Publisher's Weekly or whatever it was, being fairly middle-of-the-road in terms of prose style, plot, and memorability--a book in which basically nothing muc ...more
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Mar 08, 2007 j3 ic duran rated it liked it
Shelves: abaonedbooks
This book was good because it talks about 2 girls who goes to the same school and i think they live one block away from each other so they were best friend until some thing bad happened and they had to seprate because one of the girl had to move away and there firend ship had to break apart so one of the girl thought about writing a letter since they have no way o talk until one of the girls mother thinks about getting a computer for so she wont get so bored then she writes a letter to the other ...more
Mar 23, 2015 Lourdes rated it really liked it
Again, this was a reread for me. I first read this book in my early teen years and I was surprised to find how much I can still relate to Elizabeth and Tara*Starr. Their ever evolving and changing friendship is something I'm currently going through (in my early twenties) with my best friend from middle and high school. Since we don't get to see each other on a regular basis anymore we rely on email and other non-face to face forms of communication. It's hard to keep up a friendship when you can' ...more
This wasn't as good as the first book but it was still enjoyable. I'm glad we got some loose ends tied up, since the first book ended so abruptly.

The ending to this one actually shocked me - I didn't remember it was going to happen at all! (I think I've only read this book once, as opposed to the several times I read the first one.)

I wish there had been just one more book to let us know what happened to the girls in the future. Since their friendship was already starting to crumble, I suspect t
Jun 10, 2013 Isis added it
Shelves: 2012-2013
Snail Mail, No More by Paula Danziger is about a relationship between bestfriends, Elizabeth and Tara Star. Throughout the book when onr moves away, these two friends have to learn how to deal with a long distance friendship. To keep their friendship alive they decide to send letters and emails to eachother constatly to update eachother about their personal lives. Even though the two friends were seperated, they were still there for eachother during hard times. For example when Elizabeths father ...more
Jan 02, 2014 Amie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5th-grade
Oh my goodness.... P.S. Longer Letter Later was amazing. I read it about fifteen years ago, but it's stayed with me all these years. I was ecstatic to find Snail Mail No More, but it took me much longer to get through it. I restarted and finished it this week, and it was AMAZING!!! Oh my goodness... I can't help but feel the authors were setting it up to be a trilogy, but sadly Paula Danziger died shortly after this was published. Still, I'd love to see Ann go back and write a third, maybe in jo ...more
Jan 21, 2016 Jenna rated it liked it
I thought Snail Mail, No More was a quick and fun read. Something that I found interesting was the whole time two girls were emailing back and forth. Occasionally the writing back and forth was a little annoying, and I wished it was just written in a normal layout, but most of the time it was fine. The book had just enough surprises and excitement to keep me reading. One thing I didn't realize before picking up this book was it is the second in the series. Even though it wasn't the first book I ...more
As a sequel of P.S. Longer Letter Later, the year of the slowest of their usually way of contacting each other was the worst. They always had to wait for one's letter to arrive, respond, and send back, and vice versa over and over again. Now that they have survived it to the eighth grade, that now have e-mail to keep in touch through. This year they both have grown up a lot and face more obstacles in life. Many changes are happening in both of their lives, with Tara*Starr getting a new baby sibl ...more
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The girls have email! They can communicate more quickly and look forward to chatting in real-time through instant messaging. In this way, Elizabeth and Tara continue their long distance friendship as more challenges threaten to pull them apart. Paula Danziger writes for Tara while Ann Martin pens Elizabeth’s letters. Both authors create realistic teen voices as the characters explore their changing relationship amidst current social issues- dating, divorce, relationships with parents, friendship ...more
Trisa Ibarra
Mar 16, 2008 Trisa Ibarra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Girls
This is the sequel to PS. Longer Letter Later. It is a continuation of the girls Tara*Starr and Elizabeth. They are still the same, Tara*Starr loves glitter and Elizabeth loves poetry. The only difference between this book and the last is that they are now chatting via E-mail. This book takes twists and turns with each girls life. Tara*Starr, who loves being the center of attention still, finds out her mother is pregnant. She must get used to becoming a big sister. While Elizabeth must get used ...more
Jan 06, 2015 Allison rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
This is a sequel to a book, but it works as a stand alone novel, too. I feel like I’ve read this or the first book before, years ago when I was probably still the appropriate age for it, but I can’t remember; it just seems vaguely familiar. Tara Starr and Elizabeth were best friends last year, but Tara moved and now they communicate between email and IM. I love reading epistolary novels because I feel like you get more insight - it’s close to reading a diary or a novel completely in dialogue. Th ...more
May 24, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are pretty entertaining. I was happy to read this second book continuing their friendship from a distance, and I could keep reading more!

Yet, wait...they got email! It was funny how excited they were about that, but it makes total sense. I would not like having to wait for snail mail in order to talk to a friend.

It's also funny how attached I got to these two completely different characters. Each had their own set of problems, and I felt like a teenager trying to go th
Jan 14, 2012 Sherina rated it really liked it
Snail mailing to IM-ing and Messaging.
The long-distance friendship started good from writing letters updating about each other. But when Technology arrives, their friendship started to get blurry.
From the fact that they found new friends to facing challenges in life. THIS IS REALLY GREAT for teens facing friend-relate problems and such.
A must-read.
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Anita Lin
Oct 04, 2010 Anita Lin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 8th-grade
To me this book is okay. I enjoy reading it, at the end of the book Elizabeth's dad died. I feel sad for her, but I think that is what her dad gets for what he done to his family. I like the book because it is made of letters mostly between the two girls, Elizabeth and Tara. Also I wish there are many people reading this book, mostly for people are far away from there best friend. I like how they the two girl in the book talk their problems out by writing and e-mailing. Over all this book it pre ...more
Kaylin Colombani
So far this book is about a girl and her friends that one of the friends moved away and the other friend call all of them up on the fone and they told one another that if they can have a sleep over for they can see each other. All of them said lets see because i got to ask there morthers and them after that they call each other back and they all said that they can have the sleep over they were all happy that they were going to see each other again because they have not saw each other in a long w ...more
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Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown series.
Danziger loved to travel and meet young kids all over the world. She was embraced by her audience for her abil
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